Optometry industry supports World Sight Day

October 9, 2019
Members of the ophthalmic industry have joined to support and recognize World Sight Day, which is officially commemorated on Oct. 10 this year. The…

Study of spectacle lenses to slow myopia underway

October 8, 2019
SightGlass Vision Inc. is conducting a 3-year clinical trial of novel spectacle lenses to reduce myopia progression in children, according to a…

In the Journals

Children most at risk for ocular exposures reported to poison control

October 2, 2019
The greatest incidence of ocular exposure reported to poison control centers over a 5-year period was seen in children aged 5 years and younger…

Meeting News

AmblyoPlay launches vision therapy software for amblyopia

September 24, 2019
Meeting News LAS VEGAS – AmblyoPlay announced the U.S. and Canadian launch of its new vision therapy treatment software for children with…

Meeting News

Benefits of myopia control outweigh risks

September 19, 2019
LAS VEGAS – Slowing the progression of myopia can reduce the risk of other ocular pathology, with these benefits outweighing the risks of…

Myopia management company adds eight centers

September 17, 2019
Treehouse Eyes, a new company dedicated to managing myopia, announced it is collaborating with eight additional primary care practices across the…

In the JournalsPerspective

Six-hour occlusion as effective as full-time for severe amblyopia

August 26, 2019
Six hours of occlusion is as effective as full-time occlusion in the treatment of severe amblyopia, and 2-hour occlusion is as effective as 6 hours…

In the JournalsPerspective

No improvement found in pediatric ocular injury rates in 25 years

August 26, 2019
No improvements were observed in the severity or incidence of pediatric ocular injury rates in the past 25 years, according to the U.K. Paediatric…

In the JournalsPerspective

Spectacle wear increases due to vision correction, decreases due to bullying

August 21, 2019
Adherence to spectacle wear is higher in students with poor presenting visual acuity and greater improvement in visual acuity with correction…

CHMP recommends Lucentis approval for ROP in Europe

August 7, 2019
Lucentis has been recommended for approval for the treatment of retinopathy of prematurity in preterm infants by the European Medicines…

In the Journals

Meta-analysis suggests more outdoor activity increases myopia control

August 5, 2019
Increasing weekly outdoor activity can reduce the risk of myopia onset and myopic shift, according to a meta-analysis of clinical studies. “Our…

Meeting News

Anti-VEGF monotherapy has higher cost than combination treatment for ROP

August 1, 2019
CHICAGO — Anti-VEGF monotherapy for treatment of retinopathy of prematurity was more expensive than anti-VEGF therapy combined with panretinal…

In the Journals

Outdoor exercise reduces myopia progression in school-age children

July 30, 2019
A 30-minute outdoor exercise program performed every school day for 1 year temporarily reduced the risk of myopia progression in children ages 6 to 7…

OSN’s July 10 issue highlights strabismus surgery in all ages

July 20, 2019
The Ocular Surgery News cover story in the July 10 issue focused on strabismus surgery in both adults and children.

Brief overviews available for myopia white papers

July 16, 2019
The Centre for Ocular Research & Education announced that it has published what it calls “5-minute overviews” of each recently…

Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Pediatric cataract management depends on child’s age

June 30, 2019
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. — At the Kiawah Eye meeting here, M. Edward Wilson, MD, discusses the difference age makes in the management of cataracts…

In the Journals

Clinicians must make educated decisions about myopia control

June 10, 2019
Eye care providers treating children with myopia must be familiar with the issues surrounding controlling – or not controlling – the…

Blog

BLOG: Tackling CTE requires changes in how we think about football

June 7, 2019
by Robert Cantu, MD Chronic traumatic encephalopathy is a progressive, degenerative brain disease caused by repeated head impacts, such as those…

In the Journals

No ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to myopia control

June 6, 2019
Experts who reviewed research on methods for controlling myopia progression concluded that no one treatment is completely effective in all patients…

Meeting News

Study confirms tolerability of spectacle lenses for myopia control

June 5, 2019
VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Twenty-one children between 6 and 12 years old were able to tolerate three different designs of spectacle lenses…